Stone Gables was originally built as The Sarah Bousefield House was built in 1883. It was built as a side by side double. The bed and breakfast occupies a portion of this magnifient mansion. Immediately upon entering the bed and breakfast you sense the grandeur of this exquisite home. The 12 foot ceilings, many fireplaces and an abundance of antiques mixed with modern comforts create the feel of a bygone era. Most of the original wood work and plaster trim has been restored. It took four years of painstaking work to restore this fine home to its current condition.
The front parlor has a grand piano that guests are welcome to play. A computer with high speed connection is available for guest usage as well as WiFi. The fainting couch and additional chairs create a casual meeting area.
Have an elegant gourmet breakfast in the dining room which is accented by an Art Nouveau court cabinet and serving buffet from Paris, France. Two round tables set with antique china are the focus of your morning activities. Freshly prepared fruit, coffee, tea and fruit juices start breakfast. The second course may include one of the owners recipes such as Dark Chocolate Waffles with Frangelica Cream and Hot Fudge, Carrot Cake Waffles, Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Quiche or Fresh Berry Crumb Cake. Special diets are no problem, but please notify us when making reservations.
The overstuffed couches in the second floor sitting room exude decadent comfort. A vast library of historical, art, romance novels and science fiction novels invite guests to sit back with a good book and read. Have a glass of wine and chat with other guests.
Second floor sitting room photo by Peter Nagy.
Kitchen photo by Peter Nagy.
Front Porch photo by Peter Nagy.
The downtown Cleveland skyline can be seen from the deck . During the winter months Lake Erie can be seen through the trees. The gardens surrounding the parking lot at the back of the building have 1,500 tulips and daffodils in the spring and a variety of perennials throughout the year.